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Re: PPCLI Regimental Birthday
« Reply #50 on: August 12, 2016, 20:43:44 »
Hi, just an observation since I have the Docs, etc......PPCLI, "Active" 10th Aug., 1914 that is not the date authorised by PC, I'll get back.

Give me 10 minutes. Ok  found was authorised 14th Aug,. 1914 by PC.


Montreal’s The Call To Arms.
Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry:

The Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, while not a Montreal regiment, having been recruited at a number of points throughout the Dominion, contains a large number of Montreal men and may be said to belong to this city in a peculiar sense In as much as it owes its very existence to the generosity and energy of a patriotic Montrealer. In the very first week of the war Captain Hamilton Gault, a wealthy young merchant in Montreal, who had served the Empire with distinction on the fields of South Africa thirteen years before, made an offer to the Canadian Government to equip and maintain a battalion of light infantry, to the extent of one hundred thousand dollars. The offer was accepted by the Privy Council and approved by the Governor-General on August 14, and permission was granted to name the battalion after the Princess, who had captured all Canadian hearts during her residence at Rideau Hall. The battalion was composed entirely of men with previous service records, and was an extremely high-class body of fighters. Captain Gault is himself among the officers. The battalion sailed form England in company with the First Contingent. Following are the names of those who joined in Montreal, and the complete list of officers:
•   LIEUT.-COL. F. D. Farquhar, D.S.O.
•   MAJOR: A. H. Gault
•   ADJUTANT: H. C. Buller (Captain)
•   QUARTERMASTER: C. A. Wake (Hon. Lieut.)
MAJORS: J. W. H. McKinery, J. D. H. Shaw, C. Q. Court R. T. Pelly
CAPTAINS: J. S Ward, A. S. A. M. Adamson, C. F. Smith, D. O. C. Newton.
LIEUTENANTS: F. Fitzgerald, J. L. Carr, D. E. Cameron, E. L. Christie, P. V. Cornish
D. F. B. Gray, C. E. Crabbe, S. L. Jones, W. G. Colquohoun, C. H. Price.



P.C. 2112: certified copy of a Report of the Committee of the Privy Council, approved by His Royal Highness the Governor General on the 14th August, 1914.

The Committee of the Privy Council have had before them a Report, dated 11th August, 1914, from the Minister of Militia and Defence, recommending, with the approval of the Imperial Government, that authority be granted for the formation of a battalion under the style and title of “Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry.”……………………. comprised in the 'War Outfit' of a battalion; to provide horses (riding and draught); and to issue such stores and supplies as may be required during the process of organization, at Ottawa or elsewhere.

That to enable officers, non-commissioned officers and men to join the battalion, transportation requisitions will be supplied to them by Officers Commanding Divisions and Districts; and the Quartermaster-General is hereby authorized to issue the necessary orders.

That the pay of all ranks will be at the same rate as that approved for the other battalions of the Canadian Expeditionary Force; and the Accountant and Paymastergeneral is hereby authorized to issue it from the date on which each officer is gazetted mid each man attested.

That the principle of the financial relations between Captain Gault and the Department of Militia and Defence is that all payments will, in the first instance, be made by the Department, and that a total sum of one hundred thousand dollars will be received, subsequently, from Captain Gault.
That the foregoing arrangements are to hold good until the discharge of the officers and men after the return of the Battalion to Canada.

The Committee concur in the foregoing recommendations and submit the same for
approval.
•   (Sgd.) RODOLPHE BOUDREATJ, Clerk of the Privy Council.

Known All Men By these Presents that I. Hamilton Gault, of the City of Montreal in the Dominion of Canada, Merchant, am held and firmly bound to the Government of the Dominion of Canada in the penal sum of Two Hundred Thousand Dollars of lawful money of Canada, to be paid to the said Government for which payment well and truly to be made, I bind myself, my heirs, executors and administrators, respectively, firmly by these presents.
  SEALED with my Seal and dated at the said City of Montreal, this day of August, A.D. 1914.
WHEREAS at my request His Royal Highness the Governor General in Council, by an Order in Council dated the day of August, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Fourteen, has authorized the formation of a Battalion to be styled the "Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry," and
WHEREAS the said Government, at my request, has undertaken to arm, clothe, equip, pay. subsist, train, transport and maintain the said Battalion both in and out of Canada, and
WHEREAS in consideration of such undertaking on the part of the said Government I have promised arid agreed to pay to the said Government the sum of One Hundred Thousand Dollars on or before the First day of September, 1914.

Now the condition of this bond is such that if I, the above bounder. Hamilton Gault, my heirs, executors or administrators, do and shall well and truly pay or cause to lie paid to the said Government the said sum of One Hundred Thousand Dollars on or before said First day of September, 1914, then this obligation shall be void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.
•   Signed, Sealed and Delivered in the presence of
•   SEAL


MILITIA ORDERS Headquarters, OTTAWA, 17th August, 1914. ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF No. 372-MOBILIZATION FOR SERVICE OVERSEAS.

1. The following instructions (provisional) are issued for general guidance:
It has been decided to mobilize for service Overseas a “Canadian Expeditionary Force” consisting of:–
(a) One Division (less a brigade of howitzer artillery); and
(b) Army Troops-i.e. certain units (such as the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry) in excess of divisional requirements.

2. The Division and the units described as Army Troops will be organized as closely as possible on the lines indicated in Expeditionary Force War Establishments, 1914; and the Force will be equipped in a manner similar to that of the British Regular Army.

3. The Canadian Expeditionary Force will be Imperial and have the status of British regular troops.
4. (a) An officer before being appointed as such, and a man before being enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, will be required to sign a declaration (copies of which will be issued from Militia Headquarters) to the effect that he accepts the conditions therein set forth, and that he engages to serve for a term of one year, unless the war lasts longer, in which case his services will be retained until the conclusion of the war; provided that if employed with a hospital, depot, or a mounted unit, or as a clerk, etc., he may be retained after hostilities until his services can be dispensed with, but in no case for a period exceeding six months. Officers or men may be attached to any arm of the service as required.
(b) Subject to authority and with their consent officers of the Permanent Staff and Force may be appointed for general service, such service will count towards promotion and pension in the Permanent Staff and Force after the conclusion of the war, subject to authority and with their consent men of the Permanent Force may be enlisted for general service. Only in special cases will it be possible to accept the-service of men who belong to the Permanent Garrisons of Halifax, Quebec, or Esquimalt.

5. Men must be physically fit for service in the field; minimum height 5′ 3″; minimum chest measurement 33}”; under 45 years and over 18 years of age; preference will be given to men who have previously served; or, who have undergone some form of military training. In regard to musketry and general proficiency a high standard will be required.
6. Enrolment is voluntary for all ranks, applicants will be selected in the following order:–
Unmarried men. Married men without families. Married men with families.


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Re: PPCLI Regimental Birthday
« Reply #51 on: August 12, 2016, 21:17:56 »
Happy B'Day all you Dirty Patricia's :cheers:
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Re: PPCLI Regimental Birthday
« Reply #52 on: August 12, 2016, 21:24:05 »
Chispa, you are correct. On 10 August 1914 Major Gault along with the Minister of Militia and Defence signed a Regimental Charter.  The Regiment choose to use the signing of the Regimental Charter as the official birthday/founding of the Regiment.
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Re: PPCLI Regimental Birthday
« Reply #53 on: August 12, 2016, 21:37:20 »
Besides, it gives more days for the PPCLI to celebrate: 17 March, 10 August, 14 August, 17 August... four days to drink and play broom-a-loo.
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Re: PPCLI Regimental Birthday
« Reply #54 on: August 12, 2016, 21:45:44 »
Besides, it gives more days for the PPCLI to celebrate: 17 March, 10 August, 14 August, 17 August... four days to drink and play broom-a-loo.

Not to mention the other 361.

I suspect they publish a secret regimental calendar of excuses for a party with tear off pages of excuses for a party events that should be commemorated.

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Re: PPCLI Regimental Birthday
« Reply #55 on: August 13, 2016, 12:32:37 »
Chispa, you are correct. On 10 August 1914 Major Gault along with the Minister of Militia and Defence signed a Regimental Charter.  The Regiment choose to use the signing of the Regimental Charter as the official birthday/founding of the Regiment.

Hi, forgot to add, thank U kindly for stating why it’s 10th Aug, (chosen by the Regt.), the above is part of a post, amongst 100s still too insert on my Blog. Creating awareness on PPCLI’s authorized and active date for Imperial overseas service. 

Well they can add 3rd Aug., 1944, that’s when Gault presented his proposal of raising a battalion to “Uncle Sam” Hughes.


A Battalion Apart: The History of the PPCLI - CBC.ca
Tales of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry and the Ric-A-Dam-Doo
http://www.cbc.ca/edmonton/interactive/princess-pats/


Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry members remembered and honoured with granite stones. 46 Photos of PPCLI.
http://www.edmontonsun.com/2014/06/27/princess-patricias-canadian-light-infantry-members-remembered-and-honoured-with-granite-stones


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Re: PPCLI Regimental Birthday
« Reply #56 on: August 10, 2017, 01:06:02 »
Happy Birthday to all Patricias in Canada and serving overseas.
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